Our tenth vintage 2 Mates Shiraz, appropriately named “The Perfect Ten”, has made a very big impression. Legendary wine critic James Halliday gave it 97 points and declared it “ridiculously cheap”.
We reckon it ticked all the right boxes when it comes to a great shiraz. As our stocks ran down very quickly, it seemed many other people agreed.
So it was a very pleasant surprise when we stumbled across a couple misplaced barrels of the 2016 at the back of our storage room.
Our “Perfect Ten” Shiraz is now even better with the addition of extra time on oak.
The foundation of our award-winning flavour starts with hand-picked grapes from McLaren Vales vines at least 140 year old. We then carefully add selected, youthful parcels for their individual characteristics.
After 30 months in French Oak, you have the best of McLaren Vale in a bottle.
“The Lost Barrels” – definitely a great find for us. And for you. Enjoy it with a mate or two.
We decided that when we returned to Australia we would attempt to make our perfect Shiraz.
Naturally, our wives were a little skeptical. However, we convinced them with our cunning logic, if we don’t sell any of it, we can always drink it.
That’s how the 2 Mates story started and it has been an enjoyable journey ever since.
We are now onto our tenth vintage.
Along the way, we have picked up World Wine Awards, other medals and gongs, too many to mention, plus some amazing reviews from leading Australian wine critics year on year.
We have certainly learned a lot about what technically makes a good wine. But the one thing we have known all along is that a great wine is really about the friends you share it with.
That’s what our wine is all about. So be sure to share it with a mate or two.
After all, what are mates for? 12 bottles of award-winning 2 Mates Shiraz delivered free anywhere in Australia for just $390.